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White House tries for a leaner National Security Council

The White House acknowledged Monday, at least indirectly, that its vast National Security Council staff, the subject of considerable criticism both within and outside the administration, has grown unwieldy and could use some streamlining.

“To ensure the NSC staff is a lean, nimble, and policy-oriented organization, we are reversing the trend of growth . . .